gov ec project

Updated: 2/9/2021
gov ec project

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  • Des Moines Independent community school.
  • I don't know why school has such a problem with us wearing black armbands to mourn the deaths on both sides of the Vietnam war, and to support the truce that was called for. It is a silent protest against the vietnam war.
  • The school board is trying to block the students from wearing the armbands.
  • Des Moines Independent community school.
  • I am going to fight for my first amendment right, freedom of speech and take this school to court!
  • The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
  • Through their parents, the students sued the school district for violating the students' right of expression and sought an injunction to prevent the school district from disciplining the students.
  • Tinker vs. Des Moines1969
  • Court dismissed, the school district's actions were reasonable to uphold school discipline.
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • The students appealed the ruling to the U.S. Courts appeals for the Eighth Circuit but lost again.
  • Court dismissed, the school district's actions were reasonable to uphold school discipline.
  • We're here! I know we've lost twice, but the Supreme court wouldn't have accepted our case if we didn't have a chance!
  • Let's go win this!
  • This case is going to cemented student’s right to freedom of speech in public schools, yay!
  • I believe that the defendant is correct, I believe this is instant of freedom of speech.